- September 4, 2019 - Bob Burke
Historian, attorney, and writer of over a hundred books, Bob Burke, is a friend of Oklahoma, knows more about Oklahomans than anyone. He is also a man of deep faith. Bob has agreed to reach back into history and talk to us about the legacy of faith we have from our roots in Oklahoma. He is a master storyteller so I know we’ll enjoy his presentations.
- October 2, 2019 - First Lady Sarah Stitt
Oklahoma’s First Lady, Sarah Stitt, shares a powerful personal story as she assumes her leadership role in our state. Mrs. Stitt, mother of six, plans to use her position as First Lady to advocate for those suffering from mental health issues and adverse childhood situations.
- November 6, 2019 - Scott Pelley
Scott, is one of America’s most decorated journalist and a long time 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News. His work has been recognized repeatedly with the highest awards given in the industry. Scott has written a book, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times.” He has traveled into some of the worst places in the world and walks away to write about the importance of values in a changing world. Scott is married to Jane Boone from Mooreland, Oklahoma.
- December 4, 2019 - Wintley Phipps
Sponsored by our friend Mo Anderson. Wintley Phipps is a pastor, world-renowned vocal artist, motivational speaker, and education activist. He is the founder of the US Dream Academy, a national after-school program that aims to break the cycle of inter-generational incarceration. Wintley has sung for six U.S. Presidents. He has served as senior pastor to several churches in the Washington, DC, area and currently serves as senior pastor of the Palm Bay (Florida) Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
- January 8, 2020 - Nancy Miller
One of our own as agreed to speak. Nancy Miller has had a successful career as a television series producer and writer in California. She created the television series, Saving Grace, which starred Holly Hunter. Nancy created four original television series and served as executive producer on several others. She has won many national awards for her TV shows. Nancy is thrilled to be back in Oklahoma where she has been a part of “Esther Women.”
- February 5, 2020 - Caleb Freeman and family with Kevin McAfee or Caleb Freeman’s Story
This month will feature a young man, his family, and a film producer who all inspire. It’s the story you’ve probably heard about through social media – Caleb Freeman was a high school student on his way to an OU basketball game when he was terribly injured in a car accident. His injuries were so serious, doctors were just asking for a miracle. After two months in a coma and dire predictions for any quality of life, Caleb has defied all odds in his recovery. And he has inspired thousands with his attitude and his hashtag, #ButGod. Caleb, his amazing family, and producer Kevin McAfee will tell the story and show part of the movie about the Freeman family’s journey of faith.
- March 4, 2020 - Scott Stearman
Scott is a professional sculptor who tells stories through bronze and those stories are visible throughout America. Scott’s art is often found on the grounds of Universities, Churches, and Veteran Memorials. His work reflects his Christian faith and his love of country and those who serve. Scott shares his spiritual story while demonstrating the art of sculpting, live, with his audience.
- April 1, 2020 - Remembering the bombing, 25 years
This month is a call to remembrance of the bombing in Oklahoma City, 25 years ago. Through personal experiences, we will visit the reasons to remember and ask how we are changed by tragic circumstances?
- MAY 6, 2020 - Catherine Zoller/Esther Award
We close our season with the “Esther Award” that is presented to a sister of faith in our community. The Award is for courage in the face of difficult circumstances. Speaking about her own journey will be the author of many children’s Bible books, Catherine Zoller.
- September 5: Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo shared stories of his life in this month’s Esther Women presentation. Special guest singer Hannah Bach and pianist Matt Schinske.
- October 3: Debra Barnes Snodgrass
- November 7: Jay Henderson
- December 5: Oklahoma Stories of Faith
- January 9: Dr. Michael G. Strauss
- February 6: Mark Gregston
- March 6: Lauren Green McAfee and Jackie Green
- April 3: Berry Tramel
- May 1: Tricia Everest